Show Dates: June 5 - July 1
Artist Opening Reception Date: Thursday, June 5
Opening Time: 5pm - 8pm
Location: Nord Alley - in Pioneer Square between 1st and 2nd, Main and Jackson
New Mystics presents a new body of 5 kinetic sculptures drawn directly from our oneiric experience of freedom - riding bikes. Cycling represents a slowing down of machine time, liberty from clocks and bus schedules, and a human powered traversal of terrain - it is also a metaphysical meditation.
Designed by Colin Michael Northcraft, and engineered by Aubrey Birdwell, NM has created five new sculptures referencing the sacred geometry found in Buddhist sand painting and prayer practices. The “DREAM MACHINES” are four sculptures featuring human powered, painted mandalas mounted on scavenged bicycle wheels, connected through a series of bicycle based clockwork.
Give “PRAYER WHEEL” a spin next time you ride by and release the energy of the cyclist prayers inscribed on the wheel. Composed of discarded BMX wheels, “PRAYER WHEEL” references a traditional Buddhist prayer wheel and features poems written by the NM members, “PRAYER WHEEL” is an interactive missive sending an endless stream of good vibes into the universe.
“PRAYER WHEEL”, through the grace of Nord building owner Todd Vogel and the support Back Alley Bikes, will remain permanently installed in Nord alley to continue sending positive messages through the cyclesphere in Seattle. New Mystics is excited about making a lasting contribution to a community that has empowered and entertained us so long….
NM would like to thank Davis Sign Company for their support in engineering and constructing NATURAL MOVEMENT.
On June 5 New Mystics will host 3 hours of cycling centered conversation and live music featuring NM members Specs One, Wizdumb, and the dj team Phone Sex Operators. Join us for FREE in Nord Alley from 5 - 8 pm to celebrate the installation of the NATURAL MOVEMENT show. There will be surprises, and a group ride out to sunset somewhere….
New Mystics portraits by DK Pan at #TMWRPRTY
WHAT REMAINS 77 hand treated books, 111 hand treated bottles. Installed on Easter morning… where knowledge ends, mysticism begins.
No Touching Ground Guard Lisboa
Conjuring crystalline forms we cut a lattice from clear air - framing the garbage gathered on frozen cement with unwavering light. A series of images carved from life, outside of art. With no memory and no motive, we move forward, outward…
Layers of material, sound, and physical forms aggregating incidentally, slowly reducing into pure forms. Memories, discrete objects, vessels, tools and sounds all slowly crushed into dust, diamonds, rust, nothing…
DISTILLATIONS, CRYSTALLIZATIONS & DISCREET FORMS - scenes from the New Mystics show at SCCC Gallery until 30 January 2014. Come check it out before we break it down next week. Info here: http://seattlecentral.edu/artgallery/currentshow.php